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Author Subject: Has anyone bought Front B4’s recently?
pugfrank

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I’m looking into fitting some lowering springs to the front of my car. Done a fair amount of reading on the forum and on some of the older threads there seemed to be a quality issue with Blistien shocks. Can anyone tell me if this is still an issue?

I’m not looking at spending mega money on suspension as the car is only used as a weekend ride on British roads! I just want to get the stance down a little at front to improve the visual look, so only want to lower by 30mm. If any of you guys have any photos of your cars lowered by 30mm that would also be great to see.

Thanks for your help.
Posted 16th Nov 2019 at 18:20
jord294

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I bought monroe as b4 were out of stick at time and seem pretty good with the eibachs

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Posted 17th Nov 2019 at 16:47
pugfrank

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Thanks do you have a link?
Posted 17th Nov 2019 at 20:15
jord294

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Posted 18th Nov 2019 at 07:53
S8-Tom

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jord294 wrote:
I bought monroe as b4 were out of stick at time and seem pretty good with the eibachs


I've recently fitted Monroe to the rear and I'll be fitting the fronts asap. I believe these are the right one's from Mr Auto on ebay:

Monroe R8001
Monroe R8002

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Posted 18th Nov 2019 at 09:58
pugfrank

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Thanks great. Will they work with 35mm lower springs?
Posted 19th Nov 2019 at 16:52
S8-Tom

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pugfrank wrote:
Thanks great. Will they work with 35mm lower springs?


I've fitted 40mm lowering springs to standard dampers on other vehicles with no problem. Ideally you'd want shortened dampers (such as the Bilstein B8's) for lowering springs but I'm sure you'll be fine with standard Thumbs up

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Posted 20th Nov 2019 at 10:32
pugfrank

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Thanks, I ideally want to keep the ride as comfy as possible so will look into uprating the shocks to B8's
Posted 20th Nov 2019 at 15:53
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Demon tweeks eBay 198 what I recently paid for my B8

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Posted 20th Nov 2019 at 19:31
pugfrank

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With Christmas out the way now my minds back on getting my 6 sitting a little lower to reduce the factory arch gaps! My cars only ever going to be used for road use, my head says 30mm lowering springs but my heart says drop it 40mm for that sporty look. Having never run a car on lowered suspension set I’m I’m after people’s opinions on what the road comfort levels will be like? With different height drops and shocks.

Thanks

James
Posted 2nd Feb 2020 at 10:41
jord294

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Go with -30 and retain 55 profile tyres

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Posted 2nd Feb 2020 at 10:59
pugfrank

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Yes I wold like to retain my standard wheels and would rather not change the tyres for the time being as they have plenty of meat left on them. Will standard shocks be able to handle -30mm springs?
Posted 2nd Feb 2020 at 16:36
jord294

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pugfrank wrote:
Yes I wold like to retain my standard wheels and would rather not change the tyres for the time being as they have plenty of meat left on them. Will standard shocks be able to handle -30mm springs?


Yes they will.

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Posted 2nd Feb 2020 at 21:35
pugfrank

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Thanks jord294. Sorry all for what must seem like some basic questions to some. I don't have any mates! Lol! into cars so places like forums are a god send and hive of information for a weekend warrior like me. Smile
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